Standing ovation at Globes for Paris attacks pledge, and a tribute by Jared Leto in English and French

Oscar-winning actor Jared Leto also paid a moving tribute at the awards ceremony, even speaking French. "To our brothers, sisters, friends, and family in France, our thoughts, our prayers, our hearts are with you tonight. On vous aime. Je suis Charli
Oscar-winning actor Jared Leto also paid a moving tribute at the awards ceremony, even speaking French. "To our brothers, sisters, friends, and family in France, our thoughts, our prayers, our hearts are with you tonight. On vous aime. Je suis Charlie (We love you. I am Charlie)," he said. -- PHOTO: AFP
Actress Diane Kruger holding a "Je Suis Charlie" sign referring to the attacks in Paris as she poses with actor Joshua Jackson at the 72nd Golden Globe Awards on Jan 11, 2015. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
Actress Diane Kruger holding a "Je Suis Charlie" sign referring to the attacks in Paris as she poses with actor Joshua Jackson at the 72nd Golden Globe Awards on Jan 11, 2015. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
Actress Kathy Bates showing "Je suis Charlie" on her phone on the red carpet for the 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards on Jan 11, 2015, in Beverly Hills, California. -- PHOTO: AFP
Actress Kathy Bates showing "Je suis Charlie" on her phone on the red carpet for the 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards on Jan 11, 2015, in Beverly Hills, California. -- PHOTO: AFP
Helen Mirren, nominated for The Hundred Foot Journey, holding up a sign in reference to the Paris shooting at the 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards on Jan 11, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
Helen Mirren, nominated for The Hundred Foot Journey, holding up a sign in reference to the Paris shooting at the 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards on Jan 11, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
Amal Clooney wearing a "Je Suis Charlie" button on her purse, with husband George Clooney (not pictured) sporting the same button on his suit at the 72nd Golden Globe Awards on Jan 11, 2015. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
Amal Clooney wearing a "Je Suis Charlie" button on her purse, with husband George Clooney (not pictured) sporting the same button on his suit at the 72nd Golden Globe Awards on Jan 11, 2015. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

LOS ANGELES (AFP) - Hollywood's finest gave a standing ovation Sunday as Golden Globes organisers pledged support for freedom of expression, including in North Korea and over the deadly Paris attack on Charlie Hebdo. "Together we will stand united against anyone who will repress free speech, anywhere, from North Korea to Paris," said Theo Kingma, head of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, bringing the applauding audience to its feet.

A short time later, Oscar-winning actor Jared Leto also paid a moving tribute, even speaking French. "To our brothers, sisters, friends, and family in France, our thoughts, our prayers, our hearts are with you tonight. On vous aime. Je suis Charlie (We love you. I am Charlie)," Leto said.

Amy Adams also broached the issue backstage, after winning the best comedy/musical actress Globe for Big Eyes. "My heart goes out to everybody in Paris and everybody who has been touched by violence," Adams told reporters.

On the red carpet, several stars including George Clooney, Helen Mirren and Kathy Bates displayed the "Je Suis Charlie" slogan that has become a rallying cry in the wake of the deadly gun attack on French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo.